Needlework Designer/Teacher

Gay Ann Rogers



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April 17,  2021

Above is the map of how far Queendom Website has traveled,  

nice for MacSoph and me, but doubly nice because it shows that needlework is indeed alive and well right round the world.

In my next life...

Here is who I want to be.

Isn't he beautiful?

My only problem with turning into him:

I dont want to be a man.


My World of Needlework


Happy Month of April!

Do I detect that our world might be changing slightly for the better?


Stay safe a while longer and who knows, maybe it will be so. Dare we hope?


Audrey, Carolyn Elworthy and Leslie Durst in 2005 at EGA's one woman show of Audrey's work.

Queen Elizabeth II

I have been so diligent about cleaning up: I came across some small hankies celebrating the coronation of Elizabeth II and given that the British Royals are in the news right now because of the death of Prince Phillip, I snapped a couple of photos and will post them in the next days.


My favorite English tabloid tells me that today is Prince Phillip's funeral.

I saved this little printed hankie, the final one of my Queen Eliizabeth

souvenirs, this one showing the reach of the Comonwealth.











This Morning in News&Views:

What next?

Decision made.

Below is The Flowers of Spring, one of my personal favorite Samplers.

It hangs in our hall and I walk by it every day and I always think about the other seasons.  Answer for now: catch up on instructions.

So Many Options

Below is a photo of my Easter present to myself, a very pretty Honiton

hankie with an abundance of roses, some thistles, some ferns, but no shamrocks.

It is such a beautiful hankie and inspires me to return to interest in making a Honiton Sampler. In the next few days, follow along as I will post a bit about making Honiton lace.




The one below celebrates 1953 with coarsely made machine lace with 'ER 1953' and the crown.

Below is my favorite. You have to look closely to see the coach and horses in machine-made souvenir lace similar to the hankie celebrating Elizabeth II's coronation. Same age, I am guessing this one too a souvenir of the coronation.

Switching Gears a bit this morning, here is are tiny scissors commemorating Elizabeth II's Coronation. On the right is a blown

up detail so you can see the tiny roses and 'ER 1953'. They are about the size of today's 'preemies' about 2 5/8" long.